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Browns will explore LTs Trent Williams and Jason Peters now that Williams can seek a trade and Peters will be free - Cleveland.com
The Browns are casting a wide net in their search for an heir apparent to Joe Thomas, and they’ll explore two big fish that became available Thursday in Redskins seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams and Eagles nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters. Williams, 31, has been given permission to seek a trade, ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported on Thursday, and the Eagles announced that Peters will hit the free agent market on March 18. Both players are represented by agent Vince Taylor. [...] The Browns also have a strong connection to Peters, who spent the 2019 season in Philadelphia with the Browns’ new GM Andrew Berry, who was an assistant GM to Howie Roseman.

The NFL news cycle is about to heat up - BGN
Is it just me or has the gap between the end of the Philadelphia Eagles’ season and the start of the new league year felt longer than ever this year? I feel like the Birds haven’t given us much to talk about. Thankfully, that’s all going to change very soon. The NFL news cycle is about to heat up with free agency officially starting next week. The action will begin even sooner than that, though. Take a gander at this updated league schedule.

The Kist & Solak Show #176: The Kirksey, Tag, Alshon, Sidney, Sul, Johnson, Burgess, Wallace, Robertson, Delpit, McKinney Extravaganza - BGN Radio
Michael Kist & Benjamin Solak pour over a host of topics as the NFL off-season schedule is set to heat up! Topics include: Browns LB Christian Kirksey has been released... Y/N? The franchise tag window has been pushed back, what does that mean and for whom does it mean things? Trading Alshon, Sidney, and/or Rasul? We have our first official 30 visit and he’s a feisty li’l fella! Utah DB prospects... who will the Eagles target? Grant Delpit or Xavier McKinney? Powered by SB Nation and Bleeding Green Nation.

Eagles 2019 sacks-allowed tally, with video - PhillyVoice
Andre Dillard gave up 6.5 sacks in just 183 pass blocking snaps. That’s... not good. And it’s not as if there was some sort of gray area on those plays. He was definitively beaten, often badly, and he gave up at least one sack in every game that he saw extended action. The sacks aside, he was very bad in three games, against the Vikings, Cowboys, and Seahawks, giving up pressures in bulk that did not lead to sacks. He was better against the Bills and Bears, but as you can see, there were still some obviously bad moments in those games. You can maybe excuse the Vikings matchup because he entered that game mid-way through, or the Seahawks game, because he was playing kinda-sorta out of position at right tackle. But certainly, if you’re the Eagles, you would have preferred to see some more “dog” in him in those games. Instead, he often appeared to be far too passive.

The 2017 NFL Draft redo: Our beat writers pick again knowing what they know now - The Athletic
14. Philadelphia Eagles. The 2017 pick: Defensive end Derek Barnett. The redraft pick: Barnett. There are players available here who have had better careers to date than Barnett — it would be hard to turn down Eddie Jackson — but the Eagles won the Super Bowl during the 2017 season and Barnett recovered the game-clinching fumble. He also had a strip-sack in the NFC Championship Game. The Eagles wouldn’t change much about the 2017 offseason (except maybe their second-round pick). They’ll take Barnett’s first three years, even with injuries affecting him in 2018 and 2019, and count on the University of Tennessee’s all-time sack leader to have a breakthrough season in Year 4.

Examining Dak Prescott’s Leverage in Dallas - MMQB
Dak Prescott could use the Kirk Cousins playbook for the next two years in Dallas. There would be risk, but that’s his leverage in negotiating a new deal with the Cowboys.

NFL insider notes: Here’s where Tom Brady and seven other top quarterbacks will wind up this offseason - CBS Sports
Nick Foles: Indianapolis — ”He has strong ties to the coach and he’s cheaper than Rivers. He was with (GM Chris) Ballard in KC. The Bears have some interest too, and (coach Matt Nagy) likes him, too. I think he gets traded.”

The Best, Most Logical, and Most Out-There Landing Spots for the Top QBs on the Market - The Ringer
Dark Horse Candidate: Chiefs. The Jags would need to take on most of Foles’s $15 million base salary in a trade with cash-strapped Kansas City, but the history between Foles and Andy Reid would make this a solid fit. The Chiefs don’t currently have a backup for Patrick Mahomes on their roster, and Foles would do well in that role.

Browns release LB Christian Kirksey - Dawgs By Nature
During his six years with the Browns, Kirksey played in 73 games and became a full-time starter in 2016. He served as a team captain from 2017 through 2019, and finishes his Browns career with 484 tackles, 11.5 sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, according to the team’s website. He was also involved in the community, earning the team’s Good Guy award in 2016 and the team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2018.

4 lessons NFL players should take away from this messy CBA process - SB Nation
I’m a player advocate. I hope every single player gets paid, leaves the game healthy, and has a retired life full of happiness and pride for their time in the NFL. However, I’m also a realist and when I see the players acting in a manner I don’t feel is appropriate, I will speak up. Now is that time, as I think the players could be handling the collective bargaining agreement negotiations in a more professional manner. The NFL Players Association has an extremely tough job of managing 1,700 active players with 1,700 strong personalities. I believe it has the best interest of the players in mind and works tirelessly to help better our cause. The player reps are not compensated for their time and take the “job” out of pride and honor. I will always appreciate the time and effort of the representatives, even if I disagree with some of the CBA.

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